Yes I am afraid I may have waited to long to get back to a back doctor. When the Doc asked if I thought the nerve damage was permanent that freaked me out. Maybe I do not know.
Nobody has really answered my question of why Doc was so adament about not bending? Can it cause any serious problems I should be aware of? Any info would be appreciated at leaast to ease my mind on the matter.
Hi Jag TU for the info on arthritis. The Doc did not talk about it much just showed me on the xray all the white fluffy stuff. Said after we take care of the nerve/leg pain we will adress the back and arthritis.
I had an MRI in Feb or Jan 08 and did not see that mentioned on report nor did neurosurgeon mention it for f/u appt. Maybe just overlooked or not important at the time I guess. Could it happen that fast? Doc on Friday said there was alot of it.
Thanks Screaming E
Yes The Doc said we will discuss some options including surgery. He firsts wants to do these injections having alot of back pain and leg/nerve pain. He added percocet to the mix of what I already am on for back and fibro. It helps some.
Yes I may seriously consider surgery if it is an option for me. I cannot live like this forever or have it get worse. Don't even want to think that way.
Take care all and thanks for the good advise.
Sorry I must have scanned right over your last post.
Yes I am definately afraid I have maybe made a mistake by not getting a second opioun sp?
in mar 08 when neurosurgeon said wait don't want to open a can of worms. But has not improved and recently even became worse. But in the care of a good Doc now so we will see what happens now. If it is the right thing to do then I am sure I will choose the proper path.
I have enough pain with migraine mostly controlled with preventive but also have fibro and a few other lovely conditions. If I can get rid of one that would be a wonderful thing.
Pain begets more Pain...
I am glad u were able to find some relief from some surgeries and seem to be fairing well from them.
Thanks again and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!